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Shore Scene: Burrowing Bug of the Beach

Shore Scene: Burrowing Bug of the Beach

By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler Colored a light sandy gray with an oval shaped body, Pacific mole crabs (Emerita analoga) also called Pacific sand crabs are found in great abundance in Laguna Beach.  They are located in the exposed surf zone between the lowest and highest reach of the waves, buried in the shifting […]

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Amnesty for View Theft

Amnesty for View Theft

Editor, Laguna is a paradox of sorts. A landslide strikes Bluebird Canyon and the city unifies to help. People open their homes, they voluntarily inflict a tax on themselves, and, in the end, numerous homes are rebuilt on an area prone to landslides. Everyone is a hero. On the other hand, the same citizenry plants […]

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Support for Rules to Preserve Views

Support for Rules to Preserve Views

Editor, Since the ‘80s I have had an interest in preserving ocean views.  I attended meetings in the ‘90s on this subject and watched in dismay as Village Laguna, led by Ann Christoph, orchestrated tactics to waylay this effort. Fear tactics included no trees, no birds, even an 8-year-old sobbing that “he would never experience […]

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Restoring a Cathedral of Views

Restoring a Cathedral of Views

Editor, People visit Laguna Beach for the art, yes, but mainly for the climate, the beach, and the waterfront hotels and restaurants that offer beautiful views. People choose to live in Laguna Beach for the climate, the quaint neighborhood feel and the eclectic styling, but especially for the views. You see, other ocean-hugging towns have […]

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Club Rolls Out its Open House

Club Rolls Out its Open House

Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club opens its doors to the public on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., inviting tennis, golf and outdoor recreation lovers to try their hand on the club’s greens perched on an ocean bluff in Heisler Park. The club at 455 Cliff Dr. invites newcomers for a free […]

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LBHS Alumni Reunite at Park

LBHS Alumni Reunite at Park

The Laguna Beach High School Alumni Association is inviting alumni from all classes to their annual all class picnic Saturday, May 4 at the ocean front picnic tables of Heisler Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Class of 1953 is kicking off their reunion weekend at the picnic. The alumni association’s missions are to […]

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Shore Scene: Observing Opaleye

Shore Scene: Observing Opaleye

By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler Since January 2012, fishing in much of Laguna Beach is prohibited by law.  Prior to that, one fish popular with anglers was the opaleye (Girella nigricans).  The fish has dark olive-green backs and light undersides.  Opaleye can be easily distinguished from other fish because they usually have two white […]

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A Second Influx of Sick Animals Arrives

A Second Influx of Sick Animals Arrives

  By Rita Robinson | LB Indy To exacerbate the deluge of emaciated sea lion pups at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, adult sea lion females with chronic and often-fatal domoic acid poisoning are also being rescued along the local coastline. Last week, 21 starving young sea lions were shuttled by emergency animal services to […]

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Diver’s Death Remains a Mystery

Diver’s Death Remains a Mystery

The death of a 51-year-old diver, who was unresponsive when pulled from the ocean at a popular dive spot in Laguna Beach, remains under investigation, according to the county coroner. An autopsy was performed on the body of Mark Gibbs, of Tustin, but no ruling was made on the cause of death pending the outcome […]

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Hospital Seeks Change to its ICU

Hospital Seeks Change to its ICU

Mission Hospital made an informal inquiry of state Health Department regulators about seeking permission to change the sort of patients that could make use of its underused 10-bed intensive care unit at the Laguna Beach campus, officials confirmed on Friday. City officials who learned of the initiative initially feared that hospital administrators intended to close […]

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Eye on Nature: Undersea Forest Revives

Eye on Nature: Undersea Forest Revives

By Ellen Girardeau Kempler   With “trees” and a canopy that shelters a colorful variety of species, Southern California’s version of a rainforest grows just off Laguna’s shore.  Environmental groups like Nancy Caruso’s Get Inspired (and many others) have helped restore giant kelp forests and beds.  From its holdfast (not a root) anchored to rocks […]

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View Laguna in a Time Machine

View Laguna in a Time Machine

Editor, I just learned about a website which collects photos of homes in Laguna that have suffered view loss due to overgrowth of unmanaged trees, hedges or other vegetation. On the home page of the website, there is an aerial photograph of Laguna from the 1920s. It must have been amazing to be able to […]

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Sports Briefs 4/19/13

Sports Briefs 4/19/13

Fall Soccer Registration Begins AYSO 86, Laguna Beach’s youth soccer league, is holding walk-in registration for the fall season on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Rd. For information, visit ayso86.org   Jr. Guards Train at Moro Beach Potential junior lifeguard participants are invited to […]

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Diver Pulled From Shaw's Cove is Identified

Diver Pulled From Shaw’s Cove is Identified

The coroner’s office will perform an autopsy this week to determine what caused the death of a 51-year-old diver, who was unresponsive when pulled from the ocean bottom in Laguna Beach’s Shaw’s Cove on Friday, lifeguard officials said. The diver was identified as Mark Gibbs, of Tustin, according to the coroner’s office’s website. Gibbs was […]

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Diver Pulled From Shaw’s Cove

Diver Pulled From Shaw’s Cove

A 51-year-old diver reported missing from a morning diving class in Laguna Beach’s Shaw’s Cove was pulled “unresponsive” from the water Friday by rescue personnel, who immediately began performing CPR on the victim, police said. Laguna lifeguards, police and fire officials who responded to the scene learned that one of the participants in a diving […]